Monday, February 7, 2011

I Love . . . Being a Mom

Being that this is the month of Love I thought that I would start with sharing some of the things that I love.  Probably first on my list is my family.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't feel a great amount of love for them.  Being a mother is one of the hardest things that I have ever done but it is also the most gratifying.  I am in no way close to being done either.  This will be a lifetime project.  I love good movies.  One of my favorite things to do is climb into my warm bed and begin watching a movie.  I rarely get to finish one.  As a matter of fact my children cheer for me if I make it through a whole movie without falling asleep.  But I still love them.  Usually I have my youngest son and my hubby who snuggle right up next to me and I get three things that I love.

I also love food especially if I don't have to cook it.  I often wish that I could eat as much of it as I want without keeping it on my hips.  My worst downfall is brownies.  I have been known to eat a whole pan of them without help.  Another love is art.  There is much to be said about the feelings that are inspired by a picture of Christ or by the emotions of tenderness in a picture of a little girl copying her mother.  How about the love seen in the eyes of a father caring for a child.  I have this art on my walls and I love it.

May I suggest in this month of love that we each take a moment and really think about the things we love.  In the process of writing this I have determined that there is a great need to do this myself.  When we can remember the things that we love maybe we will spend more time with them.  The other night I had my whole family together and I loved watching them play and interact with one another.  Some are married and I even have grandkids in the mix.  I loved this night and the many others when I can see the love that I have for my family being shared between them.  And last I love little tender "love notes".   What I really want for Valentines Day is a pan of brownies, a good movie, a yummy dinner (which I don't have to make) and a beautiful tender picture with a "love note".  There is much to be said and felt in a tender note of love.  Don't forget to do the love note jar that I talked about last month.  Have a wonderful love month.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


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Bringing Peace into the Home

He Loves Me, He loves Me Not

This morning my son went off to school with a sad demeanor.  My heart aches when that happens and I probably told him a dozen times that I loved him.  I hope while he is in school that he will remember that.  To love someone or to be loved makes a big difference in life.  With Valentines coming I was wondering about how to show LOVE to all of those that I love.  I decided to do a "Love Jar".  I am going to fill up this big jar with cut out hearts and then do the 14 days of Valentines.  Each day I will hand some out with love notes to my family and friends.  I do believe that I will let all of my family use them too.  I am hoping that our home will be filled with love notes and that everyone will remember the love that we have for each other.  On the day of Valentines I will give each one of them a picture of us together to remind them forever that they are my Valentine.  My hope is that in some small measure love will increase in the world around us.  I know that it is hard to change the world but one love note at a time could make a small dent.


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